Thursday, 31 December 2009

Hello 2010!

Here's to a great 2010!!!

Highlights of 2009
Going to Poland (open'er festival, LOTP, pendulum+prodigy!), Sweden (swedish guys and gals and meatballs!), then to Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) and Hong Kong!!!

Hopefully 2010 will be much better. I graduate and will do whatever i want to do and get a cool job, hopefully move somewhere cool !!

Oh and i still have a list of films i need to watch.
Savage Grace, only cause i like Julianne Moore and Rosemarys baby and some other classics!


Here is a list of things im obsessed with. I can't remember if i ever posted about an idea for one animation i want to make based on a list of my obsessions, well i am in the process of compiling this list right now:

1.The smell of aftershave, just when they walk away and you catch a whiff of the aftershave in the air for a few secs. Maybe it's just me?
2.Pretty, strange faces, this always ends up as hours of staring at models in magazines.
3.Strange things, that are attractive.
4.Rainbows, colour splashes, neon.
5. Light magic.
6.movement, wonderful dance.
7. Old guys dancing.
8. 'tashes and beards, any extreme facial hair.
9.tattoos especially full sleeves. Pshh i don't actually have any, but whenever i see guys or gals with them my heart beats.
10.nice hair, This can be colour or style or just big hair
11. Daftpunk.
14.bandage, tight dresses and underwear as outerwear. Pshhh i agree with underwear as outerwear but i don't quite have the body to do this.
16.pretty paper.
17.watercolour fashion illustrations.
18. vintage prom dresses

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Paper paper

I saw this on a blog just a while ago.

'My Paper Mind' by Javen Ivey: an animation technique called stratastencil based on an early method know as strata-cut which was pioneered by Oskar Fischinger in the 1920s and later on in the 1990s used by David Daniels to create 'Buzz Box'. You can see Javen Ivery's process here

I might try this technique out, more fun than rotoscoping i reckon! If i used lots of different coloured paper, might make it a bit psychedelic.

I stumbled across this, a bit too scary and gory for my liking but cool idea.

Might be time i used all my children books i've collected from charity shops and cut them up and make a collage type animation. Maybe time to do more work for 2010!!!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Knight in shining armour

Kris Knight is a Canadian painter. See below. His work has often been described as attractive as they are disturbing dealing with a/sexuality. This can be seen throughout his paintings, from the young boys to the young lady, there is something lurking behind the faces, almost using the beauty to conceal a secret, the subjects are all pale and somehow reminds me of vampires, thirsting for blood, but then this is just my idea of it. The young man with the blond hair can almost be swedish, or is he? Infact the blond one can almost pass as a girl??

"The creative focus of Knight’s work involves the construction of imaginary and biographical character-based portraits, that attempt to find a balance between the dichotomies of pretty and menace, myth and reality, sanctuary and susceptibility. His classical meets illustrative paintings allude to various expressions of duality, often dealing with opposing notions of hiding and fronting, defense and vulnerability, innocence and the erotic. "

There is more than what meets the eye.

Saturday, 26 December 2009


As with everyone, im sure the sale will bring many wonderful things to people. As for me i went into work, yes on boxing day missing out on big offers, my mum went to Harvey Nichols and everything was cleared off the shelves!

As for me i actually did the sale early on a few days ago and managed to bag myself a few suprises!!!

These shorts are actually so funny reminds me of my early teens in bright pink cycling shorts, why oh why. Great for working out in I reckon and short bike rides.

Tights tights tights, what more can i say? I wanted a pink pair so the stripey pair was perfect as for the Emma Cook shoes, i so wanted a pair ages ago now its on sale its only fair i buy two to make up for the price before right?

To top it all of would be amazing to have this also!!!

Ive been wanting these coloured chart ones forever nowwww, I really definitely, most likely will buy the purple one, but then i was thinking i want the pink, blue and black one!!!!!! Gawdddd which one, and why do people always look at me like im crazy like i went into urban outfitters once and asked if they had it in, then they looked confused like as if i made up the name house of holland or something, and gently guided me out of the shop!!! Not happy.

UPDATES!! Ive been thinking of buying the jeremy scott x Adidas multicoloured skirt!! I really wanted the phone one ages ago but cause im not rich and it was all sold out, it was for the best. Hmmmm

Thursday, 24 December 2009

It's White Magic Baby!

Woop Xmas soon, can i feel it?!!!

Yep this one is a white Christmas!

In the meantime sorry for the lack of posts (interesting), but i had to post this, and coincidentally i have actually seen the work before 2007 Sheperds Bush Empire, London. PATRICK WOLF's Finale show!!!

This is Fred Butler, which made me think of Fred perry for some reason? Maybe it's the name Fred? Blonde moment.

London based designer already building up a steady portfolio, having worked for big names and mags such as Vogue, ID, Dazed and confused etc. Butler makes wild eye pop-ing props for fashion shoots and window displays having already been commissioned by Kokon to Zai and Selfridges, Butler was made to rule.

With my constant fascination for the weird and wonderful, it is not surprising why Butlers designs are the most sought after. One thing for sure Butler can sure throw some shapes.

<3 <3 Origami shapes and colours!!!

Patrick wolf finale show, London 2007, so funny when everyone grabbed his shirt, i got a small bit of his shirt!! But look closer, see the paper props?! Fred Butler!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Let it snow

There is a lot of snow!!!

I'm going home for xmas in a few hours can't wait, it's so cold though. Still need to pack my suitcase and find a way of taking my hamsters on the train.

Lets hope 2010 will be better!!

In the mean time i should really step out of my nice warm bed and go to the library to get out some books for me to study over the xmas period of working, sleeping and eating.

In the meantime i would like to present to you a few songs i am quite liking right now.

The XX



p.s I promise nomore depressing posts from me in 2010, I will be happier!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Link exhibition

Here is my work that was up at Link Gallery for 2 weeks. Exciting things right? Not got a 3rd in review. Oh well next time will be better for sho!

Monday, 14 December 2009


I don't know what's happening to me. I'm having the weirdest dreams ever, in fact weird cannot even describe what my dreams are. Last night or this morning i woke up after having the worse dream in my life!!

I dreamt that someone died, not someone i know or close to. Then my sister cut up her body and took her organs and put in all into a long cardboard box. I was carrying this long box all the way through, trying to hide it so people couldn't see what was inside, and i can remember my sister dropping the brain in the box as well, it was horrible. We were meant to go to someplace im not sure where, But like a big building a bit like university or the hospital with the box i can't remember why. It was raining really bad and the box was getting weaker, i had to use all my body to support it and to make sure noone saw what was inside. I remember all the liquid fluid dripping out of the box leaking onto me but i still had to hold the box and as the box leaked out more fluid onto me the box started getting smaller almost disappearing. The floor was muddy we were walking along a narrow path almost like a labyrinth in the countryside. I think people got suspicious and said they saw us walking down the path with the box. Then somehow it moved onto a different scenery I was no longer holding the box, but i was at the bus stop or somewhere outside waiting, and then i saw a man and somewhere else, i knew they were close to the person in the box and i felt so bad.

My dreams kept on skipping then there was a scene when i was with someone else wearing a kimono half undone running across a shopping center then i went inside a shop and just sat down with people looking at me.

This moved onto something else, not sure what order it was in. I was in a house and i really wanted to find my crime reference number and i got a friend to ring up the police, but when she did they said they're send a letter with it and told me to read it briefly and important not to read the back of it or something, and then i got the letter through the post my dad had it and read it for me and said i had lymph cancer, pretty random right?? I woke up and it all felt so weird, then as i walked out of the house i saw a police car parked near my house and a letter through the post with my crime reference number from victim support and as i was going to the bus stop everything felt really weird, i saw a funeral car on the way to the bus stop. And as i came back from town i ended up carrying lots of boxes with me free from H&M.

DOn't know if these have any meaning at all? Im kind off scared now, paranoid to say the least my mum rang me and said she saw on news similar to what i described two guys from Poland, wanted for raping a girl and beating her. Sounds really horrible!!!

I think i may need to speak to someone, I'm still kind of scared.

Lucy and Bart

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Be Inspired

I am brimming with lots and lots of ideas lately. First i want to test out different techniques with shots and effects. I am really one for creating effects!! I also came upon photographer Jacob Sutton and his latest collection of work titled "Bermuda Triangle". I know nothing about the meaning of this until i wikied it, yes i use wikipedia!! Sounds like a mysterious place. His photos shows models running through walls drowned in water, but one thing that really appeals to me is the way he uses different materials to help him achieve the last results. Like milk and water to create the image above. WHo would have thought of that, well i should have but i don't think much, and polystyrene and flour!!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Paper chase

Also i plan on producing a short video, something along the theme of beauty. Beauty vs . . . In a world we live in where we take everything for granted, what is the true meaning of beauty and how de we see beauty??

Monday, 7 December 2009

Hello Monday nights!

Nothing to do, so bored, but i can't wait for this on Friday
Had my presentation today, it's all done and dusted now!!!
I saw this video last night, no words can quite describe it. Visually stunning. Music is equally as good! Oh got Tim Burton poster from zu, after her trip back from new York and going to his exhibition at MoMa!!! I want to save up and go to his exhibition now, over 4 floors, can you imagine?!! Woop Berlin soon!!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

U can dance

My friend Hannah, who recently completed an internship at Pop magazine and Harpers Bazaar, just sent me a link to a video she helped out on, which is Bryan Ferrys' 'U can Dance' video, and i must say i am certainly impressed by the clothes and make up. Perdy girls and clothes!!
Watch it here
Nearly finished editing my short video clip for exhibition!!!

Monday, 30 November 2009

A Clean Start

The Knife- N.Y. Hotel.
Simple. beautiful. great band.

Directed by Andreas Korsar

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Light magic

"london-based designers cutecircuit have developed the world’s largest wearable display: a dress embroidered
with over 24,000 colour LEDs. the dress uses ultra small flat LEDs that are also flexible to allow the dress to
move like a textile rather than a rigid display. the circuits are attached to a silk backing to help keep things
light, while four layers of chiffon are layered over the LEDs to diffuse the light. a series of smaller batteries
are hidden in the dress, giving the user 30 to 60 minutes of glow. the dress has yet to be worn by a woman,
since it went straight onto a mannequin at chicago’s museum of science and industry where it is currently

I didn't write that really in lazy mode, but you get the rough idea, i've always had a weird admiration for anything light and bright. So this dress was perfect when i saw it.

Saturday, 21 November 2009


For the amount of depressing posts lately, i had to delete the last one as this blog seems to be turning into some weird emo nonsense. i will get back to writing properly very soon, went out last night was a blast!

Friday, 20 November 2009

My mind, the sky

My mind is blank. I'm still sad by Daul's death, such a talented person, gone, my heart goes out to her family and friends, i only hope this was a dream.

In the mean time i give you The Antlers.

I actually like kettering a lot. dark honesty.

"Before diving into this, i think some background would be useful. When she was younger, she had nightmares. She had scissor-pain and phantom limbs, and things that kept her nervous through that twelve year interim. When she fell crossing that street, those nightmares fell from building tops and took her by the hand.

She was brought into these rooms with sliding curtains and shining children's head. One of them, that boy, was not as lucky as she then. (Years later, he would return to her at night, just when she thought she might have fallen asleep. as she would later describe to me, his face would be up against hers, and she'd be too terrified to speak.)

Now, I won't pretend I understand, because i can't, and know i never will. But something makes her sting, and something makes her want to kill. it make her crawl under that house, and stick her head under the stove. . .well, my point is that in all that is that it's all connected in these complicated nightmares that we wove"

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Daul Kim

I only just learnt about her death. Im still quite shocked. Although i never knew her, she always seemed really sweet and talented.

Talk with Noel Clarke

I was suprised this wasn't sold out or why all the seats weren't filled. Noel Clarke was unbelievably down to earth as ever!! It was so informal it just didn't really seem like a talk but more like a chat. I think this has probably been one of the most inspirational talks i've been to. Giving past experience and advice to the crowd and being very modest. This talk was mainly about his new film 4321, which i was very lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the trailer.

Although he was never fully trained as a director he started acting from a very young age. From there, when others would go home or back to their trailers to rest, he would stay and observe the things going on around him, and from here he would learn some new skills, which will later play a vital part in his career. One sound advice i got was to look at dvd commentaries, which is something i do sometimes. Not only that he has a real attitude about him a real hunger for success, and always room for improvement. He noted that "Not being scared of failure, there is nothing to lose" as something he always reflects upon on. Trying doesn't hurt, and the ever talented Noel, isn't one ever scared of trying. Being an actor, director and writer for films Kidulthood, Adulthood, Dr Who etc. The list is almost endless. A with many directors, and sometimes the problem, many get pigeon holed into one certain genre and many are scared of moving out of this, what Noel has said is that you should never let yourself get into this position and your work should always evolve, capturing important subjects that is interesting to yourself and connects with the audience.

Also supportive of the current underground scene, which has seen numerous unsigned artists send in music to used in the soundtrack for his films.

One hour fully enjoyed! One chance only.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


can go.

I found this painter from the early 1900s. He is an Austrian Expressionist painter, Egon Schiele known for his nude portraits. One interesting fact: he was briefly imprisoned for obscenity in 1912. I really want to start painting and just do it! I know i've been saying this for a long time and it's been rather frustrating for me lately . I will do soon and i'll post them up here if i do.
Delicate may not be a suitable word here, but it is in a subtle way, the features the brush strokes. What makes it haunting about his work is that he didn't expose the body in a overly sexual way, like most nude portraits would be associated with, but rather he concentrated on the expressions and the emotions of the subject, this is what makes each portrait interesting to look at.

P.s i got my hamsters today and booked flight to Berlin happy happy times!


Chris Cunningham!!!

Friday, 13 November 2009

M for Morph

Right so i've sort of started my first project this term. I filmed myself, since i had noone else to film and i'm now testing out a new technique called morphing. You would have most seen this in films and in Mj's video black or white. Hope it works, fingers crossed!
I'll post results later!!
In the meantime enjoy!


Thursday, 12 November 2009

Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF)

Great name for something Greater. This is the name given to Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack and the name of an international group of visual and performance artists.

I came upon an image of one installation in Another man magazine, and i just knew instantly that what i've just discovered will be something of great excitement. I was not disappointed.

They explore topics such as transgender, where often the female body is exploited, sometimes humorous, sometimes dark. Their freedom with their ideas, leads to an eclectic mix of various installations, mixing performance, costume, music and video art together, not only this, it encourages viewers to join in and not to take themselves too seriously. Wild and crazy is all.

AMAZING!!! Now i have an extra excuse to go to Berlin to go see the installation if it's still on next year!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Scratch Perverts

I saw them last night!! Well not literally since i was too short to even notice who were on the decks. I seriously thought wouldn't it be amazing if Scratch Perverts were playing and finally it happened and for free, not bad!!

Oh and then after some crazy guy, i had a small crush on in 1st year, went up to me and started talking to me and asked me out for dinner. I said NO.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

House of Nova

Bored, no sleep, what else to do? I was meant to check out this collection ages ago but never did, oh well i did now.
The Rainbow collection, by Nova Dando.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Summer through a fisheye

This is officially two months late. Photos from my summer!!

here is me being geeky and on the train back from Japan.
It was a tiring time as we spent 2 nights on a really cheap bus to go to and from Osaka to Tokyo. Getting tickets was a constant hassle also, as noone seemed to understand english that well, although they were exceptionally friendly and really helpful.

Dotombori in Osaka, such a nice place. Me and the sis sat on the bridge like total geeks looking out for hot guys, then we got bored and wanted to go out, but with our limited japanese skillz we quickly made friends with two japanese girls, which i should have known looked dodgey in the first place who then left us with two guys that would unfortunately follow us for ten minutes. (with menus). I'm thinking host bars!!?? I don't mind but my sis got freaked out a little so we went to a rock cafe in america mura instead. I loved that place if i was to live in Osaka that would be my best hang out place ever. I bought so much vintage and records from there and met the nicest people ever.

Osaka castle and park, just reminded me how hot it was. It was such a nice day tho, i saw firemen training nearby!!! Nice day out.

My sis on a pinball machine!!! Amazing amazing!! I love you Pachinko!!

More photos when i get the films developed. Look how nice the place is!!! I miss you Japan.
That's it for now.

In Love!

I think i am in love with this girl right now she has the most perfect pair of ruffle shorts i have ever seen, my next quest to find a pair!!!!

Images from

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

I <3 Shoesssss

I bought some new shoes today photos soon, but i actually wanted the lilac one. Still like it tho.

Went to town and took photos of people in manchester for my dissertation. Why is life such a bitch? Essay in for friday minus two days wasted, i need to get a move on.

Photos by zuza accompanied by short interview by me.

The 2nd photo = Most amazing guy ever!!!!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Feeling quite RED

I bought a dress from ebay and yes as you may guess it is RED!! I have a thing for red right now. Whenever i see red clothes i go a bit crazy.
In the mean time essay writing means less time to post but time for youtube.

I like this, i know it's like last season or whatever but i don't care. AMazing vid.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Enter My Wardrobe

The results of my last post. Picture time, dressing up time.
All photos courtesy of Zuza. The amazinggg photographer!!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Party Bug

I've been hiding once again.

In my room for a week. Constantly cleaning, finding any excuses to stop myself from thinking about my dissertation. Two weeks left and i feel like i'm going to fail. FAIL. 2000 words done, 3000 more to go, why is life so cruel. Anyway enough natter for now.

I did a photoshoot today with my friend and housemate Zuza. We raided my wardrobe and basically finished the shoot in 1 hours or so i think, pretty quick me thinks. Can't wait to see the final photos. Once all of it has been touched up by Zuz, i will post it up here.

Also i am quite liking this guy Nicholas Spelliott

Friday, 9 October 2009

Koizumi Meiro -'My voice would reach you'

During my visit in Japan i went to the Mori Art Museum situated on the top floor of a huge building in Roppongi Hills, also note to self, don't go out there ever again at night, possibly worse club experience ever. On the plus side it was free entry and i got 2 free drinks, way to go. Spent all night looking at cute little Japanese girls with make up overdose running away from pervy foreign guys.

Anyway moving back to the art topic. Going up the escalator was rather scary in a breathtaking way. the height and the glass was not a good combination. Anyhow there was numerous exhibitions and installations going on in the gallery. One had work by Chinese artist Ai WEIWEI. His work was rather architectural and had a lot of maths involved with all the angles and precision of his cubes and one piece of work titled "Forever Bicycles", an installation of a large sculpture made from lots of bicycles connecting together. I think the piece was meant to represent the amount of bicycles being used in China.

Another piece i liked was a video by Koizumi Meiro. It was a video installation along with a letter and a desk with framed images of the artist's mother and his thoughts. It was part emotional but at the same time it felt weird as the artist actually hired an actor for the video. the video shows the actor on the phone, it is not sure who, but i presume his mum? But she has already passed away, so basically he was ringing lots of strangers and talking to them about his emotions and his string of thoughts. The more he talks the more emotional he gets, and it's almost like he starts to breakdown emotionally and physically by the end of the video.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Pretty Roses for a pretty fly day.

I present you with Make Believe , this is a jewellery label from Australia, by Amber and Ebony.

So pretty my eyes hurt.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Christian Schoeler

I've been meaning to post these up ages ago, obviously not by me but german painter Christian Schoeler. Delicate pieces waiting to be screamed at. Makes me want to paint, but then again a lot of things makes me want to do other things, i need to be less lazy.